Sunday, September 20, 2015
Save Your Photos #20 of 30! - Explore Capture Shoot
Explore - Capture - Shoot: It's on my bucket list.
I've never actually sat down to write a bucket list. I have mixed feelings about it. If I create a bucket list and then don't complete something on that list do I mark it down as a failure? I'm one of those people who doesn't like to write down goals because I don't want to disappoint myself or others if I don't complete a goal I set.
Just the origin of bucket list makes me feel a little uncomfortable. I mean - stuff I wanna do before I "kick the bucket" is a bit depressing. Rather I'd maybe have a "fill my life" list or a "while I live" list but what instead if I had an "explore capture shoot" list?
Explore: Travel - Visit - Go - Adventure - Escape
Capture: Record, Write, See, Understand, Be part of, Experience, Preserve
Shoot: Photograph, Instagram, YouTube, Storybook, Video, Film
I wanted to be a world traveling, magazine feature article writing, photo journalist. Really. That was my original plan when I was just entering college and had decided to major in journalism. That's not what I ended up doing. But the idea of that never disappeared. Maybe it's not too late. Maybe I just have to re-define what that looks like.
What if I were to take a year and spend every day Exploring, Capturing and Shooting... what if those three little words were to be the adventure that carried me off into new directions. How would I carry that out?
... not the same way I imagined as I entered college and not the way I re-imagined it a decade later but maybe in a new way, a 50-something way, an empty-nester social media, self-taught photographer blogger instagrammer way.
This idea has possibilities. I think I will try on this new mantra and see how it could maybe play out in my life - I like these three little words and how they could form a new adventure.
If I were to combine my early photojournalistic dreams, with my current memory preservationist profession and add in the Explore Capture Shoot mantra - drop those all into the same bucket and give it a stir I'm curious to think what that mixture might become.
Explore Capture Shoot...Explore Capture Shoot...Explore Capture Shoot...
I'm going to mull this idea over for a while.